Glossary of Sewer Terms and Definitions
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Quantity of waste from industrial process.
Industrial vacuum trucks
see "vacuum trucks"
Waste water or liquid from industrial processing.
Groundwater that penetrates the sewer system via pipe defects.
Flooding that enters homes via cracks in basement walls and floors.
Excess surface water entering sewer pipes.
Liquid, water, wastewater entering a basin or reservoir water treatment plant.
Inspection television equipment
A camera system designed to inspect hard to reach areas, such as sewer pipes. Also called "cctv", "sewer inspection camera", "sewer camera", "sewer video inspection".
Large diameter sewer pipes that collect flows from smaller pipes and transports sewage to the treatment plant.
The bottom of a conduit or pipeline or manhole.
see "combination sewer cleaner"
High pressure hose mounted on a water pressure cleaning machine and sewer nozzles on the other end.
The connecting points between two sewer pipes.
A tool to mechanically clean sewer lines. Similar to an airport windsock, the kite increases the velocity of the water flow at its outlet to clean material ahead of it.
Lateral clean out
An opening near the building sewer lateral, giving access for clean out of sewer line.
see "building sewer"
Water transporting pesticide through the soil.
A straight line measurement such as the length of pipe in a sewer system.
The access point to a sewer or drain system.
see "sewer section"
Equipment that cleans pipes such as hand rods, power rodders, and bucket machines.
millions of gallons per day.
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY & HEALTH TRAINING ASSOCIATION.
National Environmental Training Association.
Pesticide that only effects the surface of roots, does not transport throughout the root system.
Runoff, such as rainwater or similar source, opposed to flows from a pipe.
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
OSHA HAZCOM standard
Is the full disclosure and dissemination to employees of hazardous substances and training to manage.
Floodwaters that flow over private and public property and enters buildings through vents, doors, and windows.
Flow of water over natural or artificial surfaces evenly distributed, before it enters drainage points.
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